MIS 350 - Database Management - Fall 2017

Department of Mathematics and Information Technology

Dr. Angela Berardinelli

Course Information

Check back closer to the beginning of the fall semester for more information!

Important Dates for Fall 2017

  • Thursday, August 24: First day of class
  • Wednesday, August 30: Add/drop deadline
  • Thursday, October 5: No class (Professor out of town)
  • Thursday, October 12: Mid-semester break (no class)
  • Tuesday, October 31: Advising Day (no class)
  • Friday, November 17: Last day to withdraw
  • Thursday, November 23: Thanksgiving Break (no class)
  • Thursday, December 7: Last day of class
  • Week of December 11th: Final Exam (date and time TBD)

Course Description

This is a study of the concepts, procedures, design, implementation, and maintenance of a database management system. Topics include normalization, database design, entity-relationship modeling, performance measures, data security, concurence, integrity, and Structured Query Language. 3 credits.

Prerequisites: MIS 126 / MATH 146.

Resources

Suggested Textbook: Database Concepts, 8th edition, by Kroenke, Auer, Vandenberg, and Yoder.

Alternate Textbooks:

  • If you bought a used copy of the custom textbook used in this course in Fall 2016, you may use that instead of the textbook listed above.
  • Another reasonable alternative: Database Processing: Fundamentals, Design, and Implmentation, 14th edition, by David Kroenke and David Auer.

You MUST have one of the three textbooks listed above for this course.

Software: We will be building and querying databases using MySQL. All associated software is downloadable for free. More specific information will be provided in class and on Moodle.

Grading Information

If you have a weighted average of at least... You will earn a(n):
93% A
88% B+
82% B
77% C+
70% C
65% D+
60% D